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'yorz
719564.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:25 pm Reply with quote



Start discussing heavy metal.

 
'yorz
719566.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:26 pm Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
'yorz wrote:
Ibn Battuta
Wasn't he so important, he had his own thread somewhere?

I just thought I had misplaced that entry, so upped it and moved him here.

 
Spud McLaren
719570.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:30 pm Reply with quote

I had a bit of trouble at first finding Icarus here. Quite witty.

 
Spud McLaren
719573.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:31 pm Reply with quote

Incas deserve a mention, surely?

 
'yorz
719578.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:39 pm Reply with quote

Does Ian Drury?

 
'yorz
719579.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:42 pm Reply with quote

I think Ikebana qualifies.

 
Efros
719582.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:47 pm Reply with quote

Incunabula/Incunabulum

Printed material; books, pamphlets etc. printed before 1501. Two types, block and type. Block from a wood carving and type from movable type. The date does not mark any advance in technology but was seemingly set by Mallinckrodt in a review of the technology of printing in the mid 17th century.

 
Ian Dunn
719585.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:55 pm Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
Does Ian Drury?


Does Ian Curtis?

 
Spud McLaren
719597.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:41 pm Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
I think Ikebana qualifies.
Enthusiastically seconded.

 
Spud McLaren
719887.  Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:14 pm Reply with quote

Intaglios and indeed, intaglio.

 
Spud McLaren
719891.  Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:22 pm Reply with quote

Incubi, containing info about the Boto (for Bondee, grizzly, Moosh, Davini, GPoP & the Doc).

 
Spud McLaren
719984.  Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:58 pm Reply with quote

Idiazabal cheese.

 
Spud McLaren
719985.  Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:05 pm Reply with quote

Icelandic sheep

"... unique, small population of sheep developed which displayed outstanding abilities to help the farmers and shepherds manage the flock on pasture, namely the so-called leader-sheep (Icelandic: forystufé). Although farming practices have changed and reduced their role, these highly intelligent sheep with special alertness and leadership characteristics still form a population of approximately 1000-1200 sheep within the total national sheep population of just under 500,000.

Most leader-sheep are colored and horned – even four-horned in a few cases. They have a slender body conformation, long legs and bones generally, yet of lighter weight than other sheep in the flock because they have been selected for intelligence, not for meat traits. Leader-sheep are graceful and prominent in the flock, with alertness in the eyes, normally going first out of the sheep-house, looking around in all directions, watching to see if there are dangers in sight and then walking in front of the flock when driven to or from pasture. They may even guard the flock against predators. There are many stories on record about their ability to sense or forecast changes in the weather, or refusing to leave the sheep-house before a major snowstorm.

In a quest to preserve the Icelandic leader-sheep, in April 2000 a group of interested individuals founded the Leader-Sheep Society of Iceland. Chief among their priorities is to improve the individual recording of these sheep throughout the country and to plan their breeding more effectively. It has been noted that the "best" leader-sheep have been found in flocks in northeastern Iceland, but farmers in all parts of the country are interested in their conservation. The society is also supported by people who do not keep sheep, because they feel that Icelandic sheep in general have a special role in Icelandic culture."

 
zomgmouse
720016.  Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:48 am Reply with quote

Isthmi.

 
'yorz
720164.  Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:32 pm Reply with quote

Imhotep.

Quote:
Egyptian polymath who served under the Third Dynasty king, Djoser, as chancellor to the pharaoh and high priest of the sun god Ra at Heliopolis. He is considered to be the first engineer, architect and physician in history known by name, though two other physicians, Hesy-Ra and Merit-Ptah lived around the same time. The full list of his titles is:

Chancellor of the King of Egypt, Doctor, First in line after the King of Upper Egypt, Administrator of the Great Palace, Hereditary nobleman, High Priest of Heliopolis, Builder, Chief Carpenter, Chief Sculptor, and Maker of Vases in Chief.
Imhotep was one of very few mortals to be depicted as part of a pharaoh's statue. He was one of only a few commoners ever to be accorded divine status after death.

 

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